Definition of login in English:

login

(also logon)

noun

  • 1An act of logging in to a computer, database, or system.

    • ‘The final DEBUG statement records a successful logon to the network.’
    • ‘The basic system involves a single login to a central server.’
    • ‘Once the application has the result, it prints out a message to a message box to show if the login was successful.’
    • ‘Disable graphical logins and exit the currently running X server.’
    • ‘A number of offices have precisely this kind of setup for their Linux system - it serves as an e-mail or Internet gateway and allows no logins.’
    • ‘After a restart or a new login, the sound configuration would be lost, resulting in no more sound.’
    • ‘Following a successful login, I was presented with the main Mason-CM index screen.’
    • ‘After booting, if the keyboard and display are connected, the usual Linux login prompt is displayed and a root login can be done.’
    1. 1.1 A password or code used when logging in.
      ‘you need to remember your user login’
      • ‘They can be opened to guest users, which will obviate the need for logins and passwords.’
      • ‘MS points out that an attacker's login and password will be logged, so admins should be able to catch anyone trying this so long as they're using their own credentials.’
      • ‘Convincing browsers that remember logins and passwords to disclose them is another possibility.’
      • ‘Best of all, since a single account grants you access to both the sportsbook and the casino, there's no hassle involving different logins and passwords - just click on the casino link and you're ready to go.’
      • ‘When enabled, the AutoComplete feature remembers frequently used form data on web pages, such as user logins and passwords.’
      • ‘Sharing isn't permitted and the company has an incentive to go after login abuse because a shared login is a potential user lost.’
      • ‘On a laptop, don't save any logins or passwords, not even to your ISP or POP or SMTP accounts.’
      • ‘The final set of questions asks you to choose an administrator login and password for security authentication.’
      • ‘There is no need for a login or password; directions are clear and easy to understand, and the fields are much easier to navigate.’
      • ‘Policies for passwords, logins and private keys can all be improved.’
      • ‘As you type, criminal hackers could be recording your bank login and password information.’
      • ‘When I dial with Minicom, it appears that I connect, but then it asks for a login and password.’
      • ‘Once your system is clean, it is recommended that logins and passwords be changed.’
      • ‘I used to use Internet Explorer's AutoComplete to remember my logins and passwords for me, until I got fed up losing all my important data every time the computer had to be restored or formatted.’
      • ‘Unfortunately for us, we find remembering unique logins and passwords difficult at best.’
      • ‘It uses the first serial port for all informational messages as the system boots and accepts logins from that console once the system is up.’
      • ‘Record your login, password, and a dialup number convenient for your home location.’
      • ‘Last week I posted a guest login and password to this blog and opened it up to random, anonymous drive-by bloggings.’
      • ‘It does this via a keylogger which specifically collects user logins for online banks (the ones which do not use one-time passwords).’
      • ‘In addition, we also wanted the passwords to be synchronized between Windows and Linux so users have common logins for both systems.’

Pronunciation

login

/ˈlɒɡɪn/